Insights from Salone de Mobile Milan

Insights from Salone de Mobile Milan

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As property stylists we get to look at a lot of furniture, and we love keeping up with the latest trends – it’s one of the perks of the job! So we’re always keen to see what is presented at the iconic furniture fair Salone del Mobile which showcases amazing furniture and interior pieces in Milan. There is a mind boggling array of options and styles, displayed in venues around the city, including this year in a historic panettone factory. Over 300,000 driven design lovers headed to Milan at the end of last month to get a sneak preview on what is going to be hot later in the year and the brands who are really pushing the boundaries too.

Here are some highlights –

Sé launched a stunning new collection called “Below the Heavens” with handcrafted furniture which taps into mythology and spirituality

There were some great lighting pieces displayed including Archibong’s ‘Morai’ chandelier of graduated glass which played with colour and form, plus incredible pieces from British designer Lee Broom and mechanical revolving lights inspired by a traditional Israeli dance from Raw-Edges.

We loved the rugs from India Mahdavi which are inspired by Persian gardens and come in four different colours to reflect seasons.

Interior design magazine Wallpaper has a wonderful selection of highlights with pictures and descriptions here, which are sure to inspire you.

From all the diversity and creativity on show at the Salone del Mobile, the Telegraph picked out seven interior trends which they expect to see on our highstreets soon. Here are our favourites, which we can see being used to bring colour, life and style into properties in Marbella.

  1. Colours which hint at Mediterranean interiors bathed in sunlight such as terracotta, sage, olive green, faded mustard and some blue hues. These colours work brilliantly in Costa del Sol properties complementing the blue skies and green palms and breaking through the overuse of white which can make our properties seem cold and lifeless.
  2. Handcrafted pieces which display the skill of their makers were en vogue in Milan, and can be sourced locally to support your skilled artisans and bring a unique touch which gives your property a sense of place
  3. Fashion brands are increasingly entering the interior design space and creating striking soft furnishings, sofas and chairs. This fun, vibrant style is likely to be popular and quickly adopted by the non-designer shops so they will become more affordable too and can easily inject some colour and texture into a property.
  4. Rattan and cane remained popular and these natural materials are excellent for properties on the Costa del Sol both for exterior and interior furniture. Expect to see some twists on these materials this year with colours and combinations with modern materials making them more striking and exciting.

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We are constantly on the look out for new pieces which will bring our clients’ properties on trend, while making them feel like a place people want to live. It may seem strange, but furniture can make a big difference to a property, especially in the typical Costa del Sol properties which can feel quite austere. Some comfortable chairs, a rug and a textured bedspread can make people imagine themselves at home there and take them one step closer to making an offer.

For more information or help with property styling to sell or rent your property, please contact our home styling experts and call us in for a consultation.